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  1. September 26, 2014

    A good place to decant: six homes with stylish wine cellars

    Château Soligny, Californie, Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, France, €55m Where In Le Californie, an area of hills above the...

  2. September 5, 2014

    Booming film industry boosts South Africa’s economy

    Three gun-toting men leap over obstacles and dash behind houses along a Soweto street that Nelson Mandela once called home....

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  1. August 10, 2014

    The Art and Science of Exploration 1768-80, The Queen’s House, Greenwich, UK – review

    It was in the 18th century that art helped Europe fall under the spell of the exotic. The word had formerly evoked nothing...

  2. FT Photo Diary

    July 16, 2014

    Cape Town protest

    Rodger Bosch/AFP People hold placards and shout slogans while marching through Cape Town to protest Israel’s military...

  3. FT Photo Diary

    June 18, 2014

    Eviction restriction

    Nic Bothma/EPA A woman and a child sit at a vacant land in Lwandle, Cape Town, South Africa, following a mass eviction two...

  4. April 27, 2014

    South African opposition in tough fight to convince poor blacks

    A tall sign towers over the rickety tin shacks of Khayelitsha, telling residents that the city of Cape Town is taking an...

  5. March 28, 2014

    Cape Town: World Design Capital 2014

    Alayne Reesberg is quite clear that design isn’t just about the pretty. “It’s much more about the gritty,” says the chief of...

  6. beyondbrics

    March 16, 2014

    The week ahead, March 17-21

    The week ahead in emerging markets: the world will be watching the aftermath of the weekend’s proposed referendum in Crimea....

  7. March 9, 2014

    Blueprints for a better world

    Candlestick holders crafted from roof sheeting; a bucket geyser for heating water; a red plastic chair held together with...

  8. February 7, 2014

    Cautious mood permeates Mining Indaba

    Cape Town in February is when the mining industry takes its annual health check at its biggest conference. At this year’s...

  9. beyondbrics

    February 2, 2014

    The week ahead: Feb 3-7

    The week ahead in emerging markets: PMI manufacturing indices for many major EMs; Thailand elections; ICC to look at...

  10. January 24, 2014

    The Diary: Hedley Twidle

    The novelist Teju Cole visits Cape Town and I am asked to lead a “literary walkabout” of the city in his company for the...

  11. January 17, 2014

    Short cuts: New airline to St Helena; Bhutan marathon

    London Three British Airways pilots are planning to set up their own airline to link London with one of the UK’s remotest...

  12. beyondbrics

    December 13, 2013

    Novartis: looking to get flexible in Africa

    Novartis is bullish on Africa. The company’s chief executive Joseph Jimenez last week assembled his senior executives to...

  13. December 11, 2013

    FT/City Ingenuity Awards runners-up

    Highly commended: Bicycle Empowerment Network The Bicycle Empowerment Network is an expanding chain of sale and repair shops...

  14. September 26, 2013

    Xamissa, Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord, Paris – review

    Four singers, a saxophonist and a drummer stand silent in the stippled gloom of the Bouffe du Nord. Beside them, Kyle...

  15. September 20, 2013

    Bodley Head/FT Essay Prize winner Hedley Twidle revisits South Africa’s Highway N2

    The N2 is the longest highway in South Africa. It starts at an intersection near the docks in Cape Town, follows the eastern...

  16. FT Photo Diary

    August 15, 2013

    Window of poverty in Cape town

    Nic Bothma/EPA A child peers from the window of a shack in the flooded settlement of Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa....

  17. beyondbrics

    July 27, 2013

    The Weekender, July 27

    The week in emerging markets, with: our most read stories, five things we have learned, our favourite long reads, image of...

  18. beyondbrics

    July 23, 2013

    Cape Town property: on Russia's radar

    Wealthy Russians buying mansions overseas is hardly new: just see London. Now Cape Town is becoming one of the target...

  19. July 19, 2013

    The Diary: Nicola Barker

    I was sitting at the kitchen table a couple of weeks ago innocently enjoying an especially delicious cauliflower cheese when...

  20. July 5, 2013

    How using the right font on signs adds to a city’s character

    It’s everywhere. In Sydney, Paris, Los Angeles, Cape Town. It’s on buildings, in taxis, on hoardings, and all over your...

  21. July 5, 2013

    High-end homes for cricket fans

    26 Matthew Flinders Place, Burraneer, New South Wales, Australia, A$4.5m ($4.18m) Where: On the Burraneer Peninsula, with...

  22. May 31, 2013

    Hot property: beaches

    Villa Ira, Porto Rotondo, Sardinia, Italy, €9.5m Where In the northeast of the island on the Costa Smeralda. The property...

  23. May 24, 2013

    New role on the cards for Diamond

    Bob Diamond is considering backing a US investment firm started by former colleagues at what used to be Barclays Global...

  24. beyondbrics

    May 10, 2013

    How to get Africa online: 'white space'

    Africa has the lowest internet penetration rate globally, but some of the world’s tech giants think they may have touched a...

  25. beyondbrics

    May 7, 2013

    South African Airways: still got friends

    It may be having a rough time at home, but South African Airways still has friends overseas – and the latest is Etihad...

  26. beyondbrics

    April 19, 2013

    South Africa: private equity eyes distressed assets

    Private equity in Africa is on the up – so it was only a matter of time before investors started looking at the more extreme...

  27. beyondbrics

    April 17, 2013

    Further reading: going down

    Wednesday’s picks from beyondbrics: China’s finance system faces erosion; beyond the Big Four in China; a Cape Town film...

  28. April 16, 2013

    Out of Africa with animation

    There are not many chief executives across Africa who can casually drop a Hollywood star’s name into a conversation about...

  29. April 5, 2013

    The Cape’s crusaders

    As Cape Town prepares to become World Design Capital in 2014 – the year that also marks the 20th anniversary of democracy in...

  30. March 22, 2013

    The Diary: Janan Ganesh

    For my first break in over a year – publishing a book and moving to the FT kept me busy throughout 2012 – I chose to eschew...

  31. beyondbrics

    March 20, 2013

    Tata in Africa: pioneer forges ahead

    President of Cote d'Ivoire When anyone speaks about investment into Africa, China comes to mind. It’s the familiar and...

  32. beyondbrics

    March 15, 2013

    SA budget airlines: bumpy ride ahead?

    1time it flew South Africa’s domestic air travel should be one of Africa’s most lucrative aviation patches. But with a...

  33. March 12, 2013

    Africa’s wealthy revel in luxury labels

    February 2013. Queen Ahneva Adegeye is smiling. Valentine’s day is approaching, and orders are pouring into the Nigerian...

  34. beyondbrics

    March 4, 2013

    London headlines

    * Peña Nieto expands power as reform beckons * New Look to open shops in China * South Africa in good health, says Zuma *...

  35. March 3, 2013

    South Africa in good health, says Zuma

    Jacob Zuma is sucking on an orange to counter a dose of summer flu when the Financial Times visits him in the white-washed...

  36. beyondbrics

    February 12, 2013

    Guest post: African mining changes the tune, but will actions follow?

    The global mining industry could hardly be accused of being introspective. It’s a tough business, all about grade, costs and...

  37. February 7, 2013

    Cutifani pans threat of SA mining review

    Mark Cutifani, the incoming chief executive of Anglo American, on Thursday criticised South Africa’s government over threats...

  38. beyondbrics

    February 5, 2013

    Randgold warns on resource nationalism as governments ask for more

    Randgold chief executive Mark Bristow has criticised a “disturbing” tendency among African governments to increase taxes and...

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